Tag: e-tron

Jan 3, 2022 - 12:51 pm

RWE commissions second life energy storage system in Germany

RWE has commissioned an energy storage system in Herdecke, North Rhine-Westphalia, which runs on used lithium-ion batteries from Audi electric cars. With this project, the energy company wants to gain knowledge in order to implement even larger storage systems in the future.

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Dec 16, 2021 - 02:40 pm

Audi raises e-mobility investments to €18 billion

According to the current planning round, Audi wants to invest 18 billion euros in electrification alone from 2022 to 2026. In the last planning round a year ago, Audi had put the investment in electrification for the years 2021 to 2025 at 15 billion euros.

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Dec 9, 2021 - 05:05 pm

VW concludes planning round – Diess stays

Volkswagen has decided to further electrify its European locations as part of its new planning round. 89 billion euros will be invested in future technologies such as electromobility and digitalisation alone over the next five years.

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Nov 23, 2021 - 12:38 pm

Audi to build the Q8 e-tron in Brussels

Audi will build the Q8 e-tron at its Brussels plant from 2026. According to Belgian media, this rumour, which emerged in June, has now been officially confirmed by Audi CEO Markus Duesmann at an event to mark the production of the eight millionth vehicle at Audi Brussels.

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Nov 15, 2021 - 05:15 pm

Volkswagen halts production due to chip shortage

At Volkswagen Saxony, the assembly lines are at a standstill this week. Due to a lack of semiconductors, about 5,000 vehicles will not be built in Zwickau and Dresden. This includes vehicles from the VW brand, but also Audi and Cupra.

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Nov 2, 2021 - 12:25 pm

Artemis production hits a snag in Hanover

The contract to build the Artemis models of Audi, Porsche and Bentley at VW Commercial Vehicles’ Hanover plant was considered a great success for the future of the plant. But now, according to a report in German media, two of the three brands want changes.

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Oct 28, 2021 - 12:00 pm

Audi releases range update for older e-tron models

Audi has announced a software update for the Audi e-tron 55 quattro of the 2019 and 2020 model years. This should make up to 20 kilometres more range possible in real driving conditions. However, the vehicles will have to be taken to the workshop to have the update installed.

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Oct 18, 2021 - 12:18 pm

VW delivers 122,100 BEVs in Q3 of 2021

The Volkswagen Group handed over a total of 122,100 BEVs to customers in Q3 2021, more than twice as many as in the same quarter of the previous year. In China in particular, the market ramp-up accelerated significantly in Q3.

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Sep 30, 2021 - 10:27 am

Audi’s brake booster causes e-tron recall

Audi is recalling 2,303 units of its e-tron electric model worldwide due to problems with the brake booster. The brake booster, ABS and ESP may fail. In Germany, 336 vehicles are likely to be affected, and 38 in the USA.

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Aug 19, 2021 - 11:05 am

Partial recall for the Audi e-tron

Due to faulty software that could result in a drive failure, Audi is recalling 1,728 examples of the e-tron GT from the production period from 20 November 2020 to 20 April 2021.

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Jul 29, 2021 - 02:44 pm

Audi releases two more Q4 e-tron variants

Following the sales debut of the Audi Q4 e-tron and Q4 Sportback e-tron in April, two further variants are now expanding the portfolio: The Q4 Sportback 40 e-tron, the model with the longest range in the series, and the Q4 45 e-tron quattro as an all-wheel drive variant are available to order now.

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Jul 1, 2021 - 11:40 am

Audi to switch to agency sales model in 2023

Audi wants to begin selling its electric cars via the agency model from 2023, which VW has already been relying on since the start of its new electrification initiative last year. At Audi, the changeover is to take place “in a staggered manner in key European markets starting in 2023”.

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Jun 28, 2021 - 11:03 am

Audi’s e-tron facelift contains technical updates

Audi’s e-tron and e-tron Sportback electric models are to receive a facelift in the second half of 2022, including some technical upgrades. According to a media report, this will include a new generation of batteries that will increase the range in both models to more than 600 kilometres.

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May 3, 2021 - 04:47 pm

Configurator open for the Audi e-tron GT in Europe

The Audi e-tron GT is now available to order in Europe. The electric Gran Turismo is only available with all-wheel drive in two performance levels. Prices for the Audi e-tron GT quattro start at €99,800 and prices for the RS e-tron GT start at €138,200.

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Apr 19, 2021 - 07:13 am

Audi gives preview of electric A6 for 2023 in Shanghai

Audi has just presented the A6 e-tron concept at Auto China in Shanghai. Although it adopts the familiar model designation of the combustion engine, the A6 e-tron is based on the PPE, i.e. an all-electric platform. It seems the electric car’s chances of going into series production are good since Audi already mentions a concrete […]

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Mar 23, 2021 - 12:09 pm

Audi launches serial production of the Q4 e-tron

Audi has started production of the Audi Q4 e-tron at the Volkswagen plant in Zwickau. The production model is to be fully unveiled in mid-April, with deliveries in the European markets then scheduled to start in summer 2021.

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Mar 12, 2021 - 01:53 pm

Onto expands UK fleet by 300 Audi e-tron

The British electric car subscription service Onto has expanded its fleet again, this time with 300 Audi e-tron. Onto already has a four-digit number of electric cars from various manufacturers, but these are the first from the VW Group.

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Mar 9, 2021 - 12:08 pm

Audi presents the interior of the upcoming Q4 e-tron

Audi has published extensive details of the interior of the production version of the all-electric Q4 e-tron. The compact electric SUV, which will be built in Zwickau, follows the large e-tron and e-tron Sportback SUV models as well as the sporty e-tron GT.

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Feb 10, 2021 - 03:39 pm

Blacklane acquires majority stake in Havn

Berlin-based limousine service Blacklane, in which Daimler is a major shareholder, has acquired a majority stake in Havn. Havn is a London-based chauffeur service founded in 2019 by Jaguar Land Rover, which operates a fleet of the all-electric Jaguar I-Pace in the British capital.

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Jan 22, 2021 - 12:27 pm

Audi announces end of combustion A4, A6 & A8 models

Audi is giving its A4 and A6 models an end date as combustion engines. The same is said to apply to the A8. Even in plug-in hybrids Audi apparently no longer wants to invest heavily. These decisions are likely to be the cornerstones of the exit plan from the internal combustion engine drawn up under […]

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Jan 14, 2021 - 04:27 pm

Audi tests grid-optimised charging with e-tron models

Together with the company GISA and other partners, Audi has tested grid-serving charging in the German city of Chemnitz. Specifically, the participants created an overload scenario in the local power grid and tested the use of a smartmeter gateway.

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Jan 12, 2021 - 03:12 pm

German carmakers increase electric car sales

German carmakers Porsche, Audi, VW and the BMW Group, have published sales figures for 2020. Although overall sales declined, their sales of electric cars and plug-in hybrids still saw a significant increase. In some cases, these now account for a double-digit share of total sales.

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Jan 4, 2021 - 02:34 pm

Audi to present first Artemis model at the IAA

According to a media report, the concept for the first Audi model of the Artemis electric showcase project will be presented at the IAA this fall. There is also further information on the start of series production planned for the end of 2024 and possible offshoots in the VW Group.

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Dec 9, 2020 - 11:54 am

Audi launches serial production of e-tron GT

Audi has announced that it will start series production of the e-tron GT at its Neckarsulm site “in the next few days”. This will be the most powerful electric model built by Audi so far and is to be built at the Böllinger Höfe site in Neckarsulm with a CO2-neutral balance sheet.

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https://www.electrive.com/2022/01/03/rwe-opens-second-life-energy-storage-system-in-germany/
03.01.2022 12:04